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Sixth graders study the concept of dysfuctional eating including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, fad dieting, and having an unbalanced diet. They watch and discuss videos about eating disorders and then they write a paper on how to make their favorite snack.
Students use the Internet to find out about eating disorders and maintaining a healthy weight. In this eating disorders lesson, students identify eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia and discuss complications. Students discover at least five ways of healthy eating and figure appropriate weights for individuals. Students calculate calories needed to maintain or lose weight.
Youngsters are assigned the task of interviewing a family member or a neighbor and asking them about any genetic disorders that are present in their family history. They pretend that they are about to have a baby that is carrying a genetic condition, and must respond to some difficult, and thought-provoking questions.
Eighth graders explore human health by researching a specific genetic disorder. In this illness presentation lesson, 8th graders must research a genetic disorder topic using the Internet and medical help before creating a video or poster presentation. Students create their presentations over 4 days while collaborating in groups.
Students explore chromosome karyotyping. In this chromosome karyotyping lesson plan, students use a chromosome kit to explore chromosome syndromes and disorders. They also produce a large model of a cell with chromosome to simulate cell division, the stages of cell division and the structures of the chromosomes.